Skip to comments.Green Movement Calls Fireworks 'Eco-Hazards,' Sues to Ban July 4th Display in California
Posted on 06/29/2010 12:47:40 PM PDT by Pyro7480
Apparently the "rockets' red glare" isn't "green" enough for some environmentalists.
Fourth of July fireworks displays have been deemed "ecologically hazardous" by some eco-warriors, who are urging environmentally-conscious Americans to shun the tradition.
[F]ireworks shows spray out a toxic concoction that rains down quietly into lakes, rivers and bays throughout the country," wrote the Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon on June 30. "Many of the chemicals in fireworks are also persistent in the environment, meaning they stubbornly sit there instead of breaking down."
McLendon suggested avoiding fireworks and finding other ways to celebrate Independence Day. "The most eco-friendly alternative to fireworks is to forgo explosions altogether - go to a parade, go fishing, grill out, or help out," he wrote.
According to the writer, those stubborn traditionalists who insist on seeing "the sky festively illuminated" can always "try a laser light show" - which McLendon says is the eco-friendly - albeit, lame - way to celebrate the Fourth....
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How can people not see that the green movement is just an excuse to get money and sex..
The “eco-hazards” are occurring on the Gulf Coast, the enviro-wackos need to immediately go there and help out.
Well, p*ss on the green movement.
Eco nuts are hazardous to human life.
GRILL OUT???? This dumb SOB doesn’t know wtf he’s talking about.
Why, oh Why, did Superman have to go and stop Lex Luthor from getting rid of California?
Our country’s history and traditions must change. So decreed The Obamas in 2008.
This is the same as the war on Christmas, the war on Father’s Day, the war on Memorial Day...
But be sure to celebrate the NEW holidays of International Communist Women’s Month, Gay Pride Month, and the wonderful world of Ramadan.
For the evening's entertainment he would have had oil poured on them and then lit them up himself.
The coming of fireworks to Transylvania was probably considered quite Progressive at the time, fur shur.
Oh please little tree huggers, step on my property and tell me that I shouldn’t be using that Roman Candle I just lit...
Go to hell!....Get the hell out of my yard!!!
I would rather die of a “toxic concoction” from a 4th of July demonstration than their ideas of my freedom.
they can have my bottle rockets when they take them from my cold dead fingers...
Reminds me of the lady in my neighborhood whose dog ate a bunch of leftover firecrackers laying on the cul de sac July 5 morning several years ago. We blew off a couple of 1000-count wheels and there was trash everywhere.
She had a complete meltdown when we slept-in and didn’t clean it up before she let her mutt run loose that morning.
Green Movement Calls Pollens That Cause Sneezing, Wheezing, Runny Itchy Eyes and Allergies, ‘Eco-Hazards,’ Sues to Ban All Green Plants, Trees and Flowers on July 4th 2010 in California
A parade??? Grill out??? Think of the greenhouse gases! And go fishing??? Oh, the cruelty of it all!
I also can’t help thinking that for these people, the Fourth is not a day to be celebrated.